Library Collections

In 2021, Bentonville Public Library's collection totaled 153,570 items and was valued at $3,350,871. BPL's book, audiobook and film collections are well used by readers, listeners and viewers of all ages. 

  • From popular best sellers to award winners and classics, our fiction collection will delight and inspire children, teens and adults. 
  • Special collections, such as graphic novels, literacy materials, plus bilingual and foreign language collections represent diversity in our community.
  • Non-fiction titles, eLearning and reference materials provide education and research on many subjects. Early and juvenile non-fiction materials support education frameworks for students. Materials supporting business and career topics are available for adults. 
  • Young adult collections, including fiction, non-fiction, magazines and audiovisuals, are housed near the Library's Teen Zone. YA titles are targeted materials specific to teen interests and issues. 
  • Audiobooks, films and popular movies enlighten and entertain children and adults. 
  • Bentonville Library offers extensive Inspirational fiction and large print collections for adults.      
  • BPL provides a wide range of digital content such as audiobooks, eBooks, magazines and music through our Downloadables page.   
  • Our newspaper collection represents national and local interests, such as the Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily and USA Today, plus the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette and local newspapers from neighboring towns.
  • Bentonville Library subscribes to nearly 200 magazines and journals: from popular magazines to special interest titles.
  • Genealogy & local history collections include Benton County birth, marriage and death records; plus other Arkansas county records and quarterly publications, including The Mountain Meadows Massacre. Family histories, Native American texts, resources from other States join The Pennsylvania Archives and Daughters of the American Revolution materials for a comprehensive research experience. The Benton County Daily Record is archived on microfilm, dating back to the late 1800s. 
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